Motor Labs and Sensory Paths: School Wide Movement Initiatives
Setting up motor labs and sensory paths
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
On Demand Webinar
(2 hours runtime)
OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children
Every year students are exhibiting increased challenges in motor skills, attention, visual skills, and behavior.
Research also indicates an increase in childhood obesity. School based therapists have the expertise to increase participation in school routines and design programming to improve function and inclusion. It is the responsibility of school-based therapists to collaborate with a variety of school partners to support student success and contribute to both general and special education. School wide movement initiatives, such as motor labs and sensory paths, can be added to the school environment to promote healthy school climates needed for learning.
This course will review the research to encourage using these school-wide movement initiative programs. It will also provide you with specific strategies for adding motor labs and sensory paths into your school environment.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs.
Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District in upstate NY and the owner of OTKimWiggins, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.
Disclosure: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
2 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.
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Approved by AOTA for 0.2 CEUs.
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This course is approved for 2 CTLE credits.
Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.
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5 minutes - Introduction
10 minutes - Review of research that indicates an increase in special education and obesity
10 minutes - Review of research for use of classroom/school wide movement programs
5 minutes - Explanation of school wide movement initiatives
5 minutes - Physical activity requirements in schools
10 minutes - Motor Lab description and research
20 minutes - How a motor lab functions in a school: who can use it and how to use it
5 minutes - Sensory Path explanation
15 minutes - Options for creating a sensory path
15 minutes - Options for pre-made sensory paths
15 minutes - Tips for Adding School Wide Initiatives to your school
5 minutes - Questions
By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:
• List examples of school wide movement initiatives
• Recognize the difference between a motor lab and a sensory path. Recognize the benefits of a motor lab and a sensory path.
• Explain what is a motor lab
• Identify options for designing a sensory path
Standard registration: $94.00
(includes Certificate of Completion)
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